Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet
(October 31, 1922 - July 22, 2004)
American jazz tenor saxophonist, best remembered for his solo on "Flying Home"
--The performance was critically recognized as the first R&B saxophone solo…
In 1942, at age 19, Jacquet soloed on Lionel Hampton Orchestra's recording of "Flying Home", one of the very first times a honking tenor sax was heard on record…
On July 20, 1958 Jacquet headlined the bill at Washington DC’s Howard Theater, supported by:
and Jerry Butler…
YET ANOTHER GREAT NIGHT AT THE HOWARD!
|The Howard Theater in 1964|
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